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Movie tells different story about Harriet Tubman

03 November 2019

NEW YORK – When director Kasi Lemmons started work on the first major movie about Harriet Tubman, the 19th Century slave turned hero of the Underground Railway, she decided to focus less on the brutality of slavery and more on human stories. Read More

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Cuba Gooding Jr pleads not guilty to new charges

02 November 2019

NEW YORK – Actor Cuba Gooding Jr pleaded not guilty on Thursday to new charges of sexual misconduct involving a third woman, less than a month after pleading not guilty to accusations of groping one woman’s breasts and pinching another’s buttocks. Read More

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HBO abandons Game of Thrones prequel

30 October 2019

LOS ANGELES – The Game of Thrones prequel television series starring Naomi Watts has been ditched by cable channel HBO, Hollywood media reported on Tuesday. Read More

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Over $330 000 up for grabs at NIFCA

29 October 2019

OVER $330 000 will be available to Barbados creatives in this year’s National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA). Read More

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Frenetic platform for poetry

25 October 2019

From creating a cultural space that allows their contemporaries to be socially conscious to creating history, Frenetic Arts is on a mission to take Barbadian spoken word to the international stage. Read More

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Asterisk gets female heroine in new update

25 October 2019

PARIS – Asterix, the indomitable pint-sized Gaul forever outfoxing the Romans, returns this week for his 38th comic book adventure Asterix and the Chieftain’s Daughter featuring for the first time in its 60-year history a female heroine. Read More

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Entertainment minister demands withdrawal of Jamaica branded items for sale online

21 October 2019

KINGSTON – Entertainment Minister Olivia Grange, has demanded the withdrawal of items of clothing and other products with the country’s national symbols, that are being sold online. Read More

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22-year-old carving a name for himself in Rome

20 October 2019

ROME – Andrea Gandini, a 22-year-old Roman sculptor, is making a growing name for himself by turning the Eternal City’s dead tree stumps into much-admired pieces of art. Read More

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Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. among nominees for Rock Hall of Fame

16 October 2019

LOS ANGELES – Late pop superstar Whitney Houston, rock group Dave Matthews Band and murdered hip-hop artist The Notorious B.I.G. landed among first-time nominees announced on Tuesday for possible induction in 2020 into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Read More

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R. Kelly trial on May 18

09 October 2019

NEW YORK – Singer R. Kelly will face a May 18 trial on charges that he recruited underage girls and women to have sex with him, isolating them and controlling what they ate and when they went to the bathroom, a U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday. Read More

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Artistes cautioned about promoters

08 October 2019

Barbadian entertainers have been put on notice about international promoters who may be looking to book their talents for a steal. Read More

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Joker smashes box office record

08 October 2019

LOS ANGELES – Warner Bros’ Joker laughed its way to a new record at the domestic box office. Read More

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INXS frontman remembered in new documentary

07 October 2019

LONDON – A new documentary seeks to move away from “rumours and tabloid headlines” to paint an intimate portrait of late INXS frontman Michael Hutchence, charting his rise to global stardom and personal troubles. Read More

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Spider-Man movie in 2021

01 October 2019

LOS ANGELES – Spider-Man, the popular web-slinging superhero currently played by actor Tom Holland, will headline a new movie in 2021 and appear in a future Marvel Studios film under a deal announced Friday by Sony Corp and Walt Disney Co. Read More

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Lifetime Achievement Award for Tom Hanks at Golden Globes

27 September 2019

LOS ANGELES – Tom Hanks, one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors, is to add another honour to his name with a lifetime achievement award from the organisers of the Golden Globe awards. Read More

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Game of Thrones, Fleabag take top Emmy honours on night of upsets

24 September 2019

LOS ANGELES – Medieval drama Game of Thrones closed its run with a fourth Emmy award for best drama series while British comedy Fleabag was the upset winner for best comedy series on Sunday on a night that rewarded newcomers over old favourites. Read More

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Six to fly flag in Brooklyn

19 September 2019

Six dancers will get the opportunity to represent Barbados at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn in November. Read More

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Ewan McGregor in new Star Wars series

25 August 2019

ANAHEIM, California – Ewan McGregor will reprise his Star Wars role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, the actor announced to fans of the beloved movie franchise on Friday. Read More

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Smollett case to be reviewed

24 August 2019

CHICAGO – A judge in Chicago on Friday named a special prosecutor to probe the case involving former Empire actor Jussie Smollett’s allegation that he was the victim of a racist attack, which authorities have ruled a hoax. Read More

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Weinstein back in Court on Monday

23 August 2019

NEW YORK – Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday morning on an indictment in connection with his upcoming criminal trial, a spokesman for the Manhattan district attorney said on Thursday. Read More

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Obamas produce documentary

22 August 2019

LOS ANGELES – Barack and Michelle Obama made their Hollywood debut on Wednesday with a documentary set in industrial Ohio that film reviewers are calling compelling and timely. Read More

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